Karachi (DP Information) – American Ambassador David Hale and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah inaugurated a brand new Pakistani Rupees 628 million maternity ward at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre that was funded by the U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID).
The 120-bed maternity ward replaces an older one with solely 80 beds. USAID beforehand funded the development of a PKR 356 million obstetrics/gynecology ward on the Medical Centre, which was inaugurated in December 2012.
“America and Pakistan have labored collectively for a few years to unravel large challenges resembling bettering entry to prime quality well being care. These buildings are symbols of our abiding partnership,” Ambassador Hale mentioned.
Sindh Well being Minister Dr. Jam Mehtab Dahar, Consul Basic Brian Heath, and USAID Mission Director John Groarke and Provincial Director Craig Buck additionally attended the inauguration. Through the ceremony, the Medical Centre administration additionally signed a memorandum of understanding with Tabba Basis to handle the brand new ward.
America and Pakistan have a protracted historical past of working collectively to enhance well being care. USAID, Jinnah Hospital and Indiana College launched the Fundamental Medical Companies Institute in 1959, which grew to become the primary institute to supply post-graduate medical schooling in Pakistan.
In January this 12 months, Ambassador Hale and Chief Minister Shah inaugurated the Jacobabad Institute of Medical Sciences, additionally funded by USAID and now serving lots of of sufferers each day. Since FY 2012, greater than 5 million ladies and youngsters have obtained well being care companies at a website supported by the U.S. authorities.